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Sometimes a Drum Circle is a big party, sometimes it’s more like a ceremony, and other times it’s orientated to a specific goal or message.

What is a Facilitator?
A facilitator creates an inclusive atmosphere in the Drum Circle in which everyone feels comfortable and can freely develop their own sense of rhythm. He or she leads and accompanies at the same time. We are proud to work together with our facilitators and spread rhythm worldwide.

China

Xiangtai Ren (David)

  • "Four-Three-Two" music drum circle co-founder
  • Joy China Music Support Program Promoter
  • Beijing Sick Challenge Public Interest Foundation Art Consultant
  • American VMC Level 3 Drum Leader

Xiangtai Ren (David) has long been engaged in music education for special education institutions, communities, and charities. He has nearly 10 years of experience in drum circle guidance.

One summer in 1996, his mother took him on a bicycle and drove on the old street, where poplars were on the side of the road. Suddenly, a wonderful voice drifted into his ears. A handsome boy took an acoustic guitar and played at the door of the fishing tackle shop. That moment touched his heart and added a musical instrument to art research. To pursue professional progress, he began to study in Beijing...

In 2001, he followed Zhao Wei (former Again Band guitarist) and Ai Jun (famous electric guitar player) to learn electric guitar performance. After two years of hard training, the band formed a group to play in bars and nightclubs. 
In 2003, due to his love for guitar, he studied Beijing Li Jianjun as a teacher to learn the craft of handmade guitar.
From 2005 to 2008, he worked in the late stage of music, film and television production, screenwriter, and event planning director.
In 2009, he began to learn Djembe drums, Latin percussion.
In 2011, he was awarded the certificate of an honorary teacher by James Kwan, a senior West African drummer.
In 2011, he followed the Hong Kong Channon to learn the drum circle guide course.

Four-Three-Two

Since 2011, he has carried out drum music education in many kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, music institutions, special education institutions, communities, and charities. He is committed to improving the social adaptability of people with special needs, promoting social integration, and improving people's life happiness index.


In 2014 and 2015, he went to Hong Kong to follow the drum circle founder Arthur Hull to learn the techniques of village Music Circles drum circle guides, and to share their experiences with drum circle guides around the world.

In 2016, he formed two special group drum teams for African drum-blind children and deaf-mute children to attend various domestic evenings and get attention to special groups.
In 2017, he joined hands with the " Ontogenesis Imperfects Care Center" to carry out drum ring decompression intervention for rare patients.
In 2017, he founded the Beijing Philharmonic African Drum Education.
In 2018, he founded the "Four-Three-Two" music drum ring in China.

Facilitators
What is a Facilitator?
A facilitator creates an inclusive atmosphere in the Drum Circle in which everyone feels comfortable and can freely develop their own sense of rhythm. He or she leads and accompanies at the same time. We are proud to work together with our facilitators and spread rhythm worldwide.
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